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In addition to its Tony Awards, the new musical received the Best Musical Award from the New York Drama Critics Circle and five Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. Each of the four girls who share the title role ( Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro) received a Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theater.
Matilda, according to press notes, "is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny."
Produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, the musical plays Broadway's Shubert Theatre.